Martial arts film icon Jim Kelly passes away

Shidoshi Ron Van Clief, Grandmaster Michael Jai White, Film Producer Warrington Hudlin and many other martial artists have been posting tributes and their personal memories of iconic martial artist and action film star Jim Kelly, who passed away last night at the age of 67 at his home in San Diego. According to a CNN
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#SDCC San Diego Comic-Con knows kung fu?

A few months ago I wrote a blog post about an article by the Wall Street Journal that discussed the current Hollywood interest in the martial arts genre. The WSJ article, titled Hollywood’s New Kick, talked about how martial arts films are going mainstream (and not just by integrating kung fu into Western story lines),
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Rare footage of martial artist Jim Kelly in tournament action

I found this rare footage of Jim Kelly in point or semi-contact action from his tournament days. Although best known from his performance as Williams in the 1973 Bruce Lee martial arts epic Enter the Dragon, Grandmaster Jim Kelly was a serious martial artist, beginning his training in Shorin-ryu karate. Additionally, he trained in Okinawa-te
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